HPSS Programs

Check out all the great programs that our downhill snow school offers. Skiing with Mindfulness, Mogul Masters, Snowboard Park and more…

NEW This Season – Skiing with Mindfulness Series – Steps 6 &7

What is Mindfulness? While there are many definitions, most emphasize paying attention to the present moment, and noticing what is happening with your thoughts, emotions, body sensations, and external environment. Research suggests that it is effective for stress and anxiety. Mindfulness approaches are being developed for a variety of sports such as golf and other performance oriented activities.

How does it work? By learning to let go of the need for a specific future outcome, the body relaxes and performance improves! If you feel that your thoughts and emotions are interfering with your performance, if you want to progress your skiing skills, then try a mindfulness approach. As well as skiing technique, we will be working with breathing and relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety and increase enjoyment!

Your instructor Peg McPhedran is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher (RYT500) as well as a long time ski instructor with High Park.

Series 1: Sundays, January 12 and 19 @ Blue Mountain

Series 2: Mondays, February 10 and 24 @ Blue Mountain

Mogul Masters Steps 6-9

This program is designed for a wide range of abilities covering introduction to advanced mogul skiing – lessons are taught in separate groups based on ability. Whether you’re new to moguls and wanting to get more comfortable making turns in the moguls or an experienced pro bump skier looking to improve your control, speed, or line, we’ve got you covered!

The program will work through a progression, so it’s recommended that you sign up for all 3 days. If you can only make 1 or 2 days, that’s ok just let the program leaders know in advance.

Note: It is the member’s responsibility to register on line for all Bus Up and Drive Up lessons. Don’t be disappointed. Our class size is (maximum 6 members) so please register in advance.

Three Saturdays @ MSLM: Saturday February 29, Saturday March 7 & 14

IT – Instructor Training – Steps 7-9

The IT program introduces members to the basics of CSIA techniques and methodology for ski teaching, as well as focusing on your own ski improvement. There will be a minimum of 3 hours of instruction per day, and may start before regular lesson times to allow for some additional indoor instruction and/or time to participate in club races (if students would like to race). This is a great prep course if you are considering taking the CSIA Level 1 training and exams.

Program dates are Saturdays January 11, 18, and 25th; Sundays February 2, 9. There are limited spaces available. NOTE Program is FULL for this season

Snowboard Beginner Park

Expand your snowboarding skills exploring the park. Challenge yourself by trying something new in a safe and fun environment. Helmet and wrist guards are required to participate. Designed for intermediate to advanced level riders.

Saturday February 22 at Mt. St. Louis